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2014-04-15 14:47:01

Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections. But scientists at the University of South Carolina have just reported a new approach to restoring its combat effectiveness, even against so-called “superbugs.” Bacteria have been chipping away at the power of the penicillin family of drugs since their first wide-scale use as antibiotics in the 1940s. For example, the staph infection, brought...

Staph Bacteria Can Hide Deep Within Your Nose
2013-12-12 05:20:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Staphylococcus aureus, which is a major bacterial cause of disease, has been found in previously overlooked sites deep within the nose, according to a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine. The research team also found an inverse relationship between the presence of S. aureus at these sites and that of a different bacterial species, Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum. This relationship suggests that the two...

2013-10-07 11:33:35

University of Notre Dame researchers Shahriar Mobashery and Mayland Chang and their collaborators in Spain have published research results this week that show how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) regulates the critical crosslinking of its cell wall in the face of beta-lactam antibiotics. The work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals the mechanistic basis for how the MRSA bacterium became such a difficult pathogen over the previous 50...

2013-10-01 20:22:23

New Method Fights MRSA BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At a time when pharmaceutical company researchers are quickly running out of options, HerbalScience Group has developed a new approach to fighting antibiotic resistant bacteria. Scientists at HerbalScience have combined proprietary extracts of Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) botanicals with low doses of generic beta-lactam antibiotics to achieve significant synergistic results in inhibiting the growth...

2013-05-02 12:09:49

Using a protein complex found in breast milk, researchers force drug-resistant 'superbugs' including MRSA to respond to antibiotics again A protein complex found in human breast milk can help reverse the antibiotic resistance of bacterial species that cause dangerous pneumonia and staph infections, according to new University at Buffalo research. In petri dish and animal experiments, the protein complex – called Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made Lethal to Tumor Cells (HAMLET) –...

2012-10-23 14:13:21

Researchers from North Carolina State University have increased the potency of a compound that reactivates antibiotics against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an antibiotic-resistant form of Staphylococcus that is notoriously difficult to treat. Their improved compound removes the bacteria´s antibiotic resistance and allows the antibiotic to once again become effective at normal dosage levels. NC State chemist Christian Melander had previously proven the...

2012-08-14 06:28:12

BALTIMORE, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), today announced that the new BD MAX(TM) MRSA molecular test has received a Moderate Complexity rating under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA '88). Performed on the fully-automated BD MAX(TM) System, the assay is designed to rapidly and accurately identify patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A Moderate...

2012-08-09 02:23:23

SCRANTON, Pa., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- X-STATIC(®), the silver-based antimicrobial technology, released a whitepaper to educate infection preventionists on the issue of contamination of soft surface fabrics in healthcare settings. The whitepaper, titled "Soft Surface Bacterial Contamination: Considerations for a Complete Infection Prevention Program," examines current data, guidelines and available antimicrobial fabric solutions. Soft surface textiles such as privacy curtains, lab...

2012-07-02 21:51:40

Findings highlight importance of appropriate antibiotic use in community settings A new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online shows how seasonal changes in outpatient antibiotic use — retail sales of antibiotics typically get a boost during the winter — can significantly alter seasonal patterns of drug resistance. The findings suggest that hospital campaigns to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use should be coordinated with efforts in the broader...

2012-06-24 22:20:44

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- TaiGen Biotechnology Company, Limited ("TaiGen") and Zhejiang Medicine Company, Limited ("ZMC") today announced that they have signed an exclusive agreement to manufacture and commercialize nemonoxacin, a novel broad-spectrum antibiotic, in China (excluding Hong Kong, and Macau). Nemonoxacin is a novel broad-spectrum non-fluorinated quinolone antibiotic under development for respiratory infections. TaiGen will be responsible for...


Latest Meticillin Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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